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Which sitcom had the most spinoffs?
09-24-2001, 05:35 PM
"All in the Family" had the most spin-offs.
The spin-offs were: Maude, Good Times, The Jeffersons, Checkin' In, Archie Bunker's Place, Gloria, and Houser 704.
"Happy Days" had four spin-offs: Laverne & Shirley, Mork and Mindy, Out of the Blue, and Joanie Loves Chachi
The following shows had three spin-offs:
The Danny Thomas Show/Make Room For Daddy
The Golden Girls
The Mary Tyler Moore Show
The Brady Bunch
Sanford and Son
09-24-2001, 07:34 PM
Didnt Golden Girls have three as well?
That is amazing how many shows spun off from "All in the Family."
10-12-2001, 09:52 PM
LucyFan, "Out of the Blue" was a seperate show that had a crossover with Happy Days. But there were still four, the other one was "Blancski's Beauties"
10-13-2001, 02:11 AM
I am sorry, but that is incorrect. "Out of the Blue" is a spin-off of "Happy Days". It even says so in "The Complete Directory To Prime Time Network And Cable TV Shows" book.
Blanky's Beauties is not a spin-off of Happy Days but instead it was a crossover episode.
You must of got the two shows mixed up around.
[This message has been edited by LucyFan (edited 10-13-2001).]
10-13-2001, 02:05 PM
No, TJ has said this. "Out of the Blue" had already premired when it had a crossover. It says that on the Happy Days Board and Happy Days Online.
10-13-2001, 02:47 PM
If you want further proof to help support Sean Snow, all you need do is go to Sitcom Online's webpages devoted to the two shows. Of course, "Out of the Blue"s site shows that Mork (of "Mork and Mindy" a spin-off of "Happy Days", a series that Mork guest-starred in) appeared in the premiere episode in which he plays HIMSELF as Mork. (An angel proves he's an angel by bringing the kids their favorite TV star).
Of course, "Blanksy's Beauties" shows that the star appeared in the third anniversary episode of "Happy Days" playing the same character she did in "Blanksy's Beauties". (She just happens to be Howard Cunningham's cousin who introduced Howard to Marion.)
So there we have even more definitive proof.
Yes, The Complete Directory to Prime Time and Cable TV Shows is a great book and a wonderful resource but it's wrong about Out of the Blue being a spinoff of Happy Days - that's just not possible given the facts...
You have it reversed LucyFan.
[This message has been edited by TJ (edited 10-14-2001).]
10-15-2001, 06:02 AM
And if you want to think that the information on Sitcomsonline's "Out of the Blue" website, it's an article copied from, I believe, something like TVGuide. (It was scanned on).
10-15-2001, 02:18 PM
I remember reading that in The Complete Directory to TV shows as well. There are some inaccuracies in it.
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